Saudi war on Yemen, Dutch government, parliament disagree

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Graffiti on ruins in Yemen caused by Saudi bombing, AFP photo

This AFP photo shows a Yemeni graffiti artist depicting children, killed by Saudi bombing, going to heaven; and numbers of civilians killed during that bombing; on a building destroyed by the Saudi royal air force.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Blok and parliament clash over arms embargo against Saudi Arabia

[Foreign Affairs] Minister Blok does not think it’s right to argue in the UN Security Council for an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, as the House of Representatives wants. An overwhelming majority in the House, including coalition parties D66, CDA, and Christian Union, supported this afternoon a motion to tackle the arms supplies.

That means 3 of the 4 parties in the right-wing coalition government want to stop arming the bloody Saudi war on the people of Yemen. Only Blok’s party, the pro-Big Business VVD, does not. It looks like Blok is scared…

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